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#1 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 9:20 am   A university education is necessary for success in today’s world. 

Good afternoon and thanks for last corrections! Writing is gradually becoming a pleasure for me. Here is another essay.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A university education is necessary for success in today’s world. Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.

Knowledge is becoming the most important thing in today’s world. Good specialists are needed everywhere. University education provides us with useful skills and living experience for having a good job in the future. Having a higher education is essential part of life for someone who wants to be successful. I have three reasons to support this point.

Firstly, a person who wants to have a good career must be not just well experienced but also intelligent. University is something like the centre of information, where a student spend many time studying important things about his subject and themes, connected with it. Despite of popularity of the Internet, some sparse specific materials are available only at the University libraries. Moreover, University is the place where a student can meet a huge amount of competent people among the teaching staff and other students.

Secondly, I am sure that relationships are the essential condition in making a good career. Studying at the university, we find many new friends connected with our future profession. It is possible that some of them will be directors of big corporations or take management positions in government. From this point of view, today’s friends from the university may become future partners or the people who can help in solving some problems.

Finally, the University provides us with very important skill in studying new subjects. For example, in my technical university some teachers prefer to just give us the reading materials and to explain the hardest parts of it instead of force us to write the full course of lectures. And in the exam we should show them that we have understood this course perfectly. It is good experience in the self-studying. As a result, when I wanted to get a job related to economics, it took me just a week to know about this subject more than enough to pass quite a hard interview.

In conclusion, the essential part in making a good career is studying at the University. It gives us wide knowledge, valuable friends and academic skills for future development. Therefore, I suppose that everyone who wants to succeed should have a good education first of all.

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#2 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 14:00 pm   A university education is necessary for success in today’s world. 

Good afternoon and thanks for last corrections! Writing is gradually becoming a pleasure for me. Here is another essay.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A university education is necessary for success in today’s world. Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.

Knowledge is becoming the most important thing in today’s world. Good specialists are needed everywhere. University education provides us with useful skills and living experience for having a good job in the future. Having a higher education is AN essential part of life for someone who wants to be successful. I have three reasons to support this point.

Firstly, a person who wants to have a good career must be not ONLY well experienced but also intelligent. University is something like the centre of information, where a student spendS A GREAT DEAL OF time studying important things about his subject and THE themes, connected with it. Despite THE popularity of the Internet, some sparse specific materials are available only at the university libraries. Moreover, university is the place where a student can meet a huge amount of competent people among the teaching staff and other students.

Secondly, I am sure that relationships are the essential condition in making a good career. Studying at the university, we find many new friends connected with our future profession. It is possible that some of them will be directors of big corporations or take management positions in government. From this point of view, today’s friends from the university may become future partners or the people who can help in solving some OF YOUR problems.

Finally, the university provides us with very important skill in studying new subjects. For example, in my technical university some teachers prefer to just give us the reading materials and to explain the hardest parts of it(,) instead of forcING us to write the full course of lectures. And in the exam we should show them that we have understood this course perfectly. It is good experience in the self-studying. As a result, when I wanted to get a job related to economics, it took me just a week to know about this subject; more than enough to pass quite a hard interview.

In conclusion, the essential part in making a good career is studying at the University. It gives us wide knowledge, valuable friends and academic skills for future development. Therefore, I suppose that everyone who wants to succeed should have a good education first of all.
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Really good Arseni.

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#3 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 14:23 pm   A university education is necessary for success in today’s world. 

thanks for such a high grade and for "spend a great deal". But there are still some problems with my grammar and I do appreciate you have showed it to me.
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#4 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 15:12 pm   A university education is necessary for success in today’s world. 

That will correct itself over time providing you continue to read and study. Overall your essay was very good.

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Sitting in a hotel lobby in Martinborough, New Zealand after a bike ride, two professors from Vancouver asked me if I thought education was important for success. They hit my hot button. If, like the old saying goes, knowledge is power, then librarians would rule the world. They don’t. Something else is more correlated to success than education.

Millions of higher degree recipients make less during their careers than people who dropped out of high school. And millions who never finished high school make huge impacts and a lot of money.

We miss cause and effect all the time. As an example, people love to say, “College graduates make a million dollars more in their lifetime than non-college graduates.” Is it because they went to school, or because they are motivated to do anything that will make them successful? I think it’s the latter.

If they were told they needed to apprentice with a businessperson they would do that instead of getting an MBA (that would be my advice). They are motivated and committed, and will do whatever they have to in order to be successful.

There is some clear correlation between education in the hard sciences (pharmaceuticals, engineering, plumbing, etc.) and success. If you violate hydrology ($%@* flows downhill), you’ll make a lousy plumber. But there is little correlation in the soft sciences. People build committed communities all the time without ever taking a sociology course. Others help people get past their bad habits without ever taking a psychology course.

Business is one of the soft sciences where education is least correlated with success. Dropouts from college (or people who never went) start hugely successful companies all the time. “Is college necessary?” is becoming a mainstream question.

What makes business owners successful? According to research, education doesn’t show up in the top five. (Entrepreneurial Intuition, an Empirical Approach, La Pira, April 2010), but these do:

  1. Seeing the big picture – being a visionary is most important. If you can’t see it, you won’t shoot for it.
  2. Speed of Execution – taking action while others are researching.
  3. Never giving up; being the bull dog; finding a way to make it work.
  4. Being a life-long learner.

Learning is massively different than being educated. Education fills our heads with information, while learning transforms our lives and the world around us with grounded and applied intelligence.

If you want to have your head filled with facts, get an education. It you want to learn, change lives and/or make money, you’re better off apprenticing with someone who’s done it. They won’t try to educate you, they’ll just make sure you are effective and becoming something you aren’t, yet.

The Greeks were wrong.

We don’t think our way to a new way of acting; we act our way to a new way of thinking.

Go do something with someone who’s already done it; and learn from their experience.

The Vancouver professor’s responses? “Check, please.”

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